The Ending. Ages of all characters are at the bottom.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Edward POV
"The kids will be here any second. wewe did get hot mbwa for the little ones right?" Bella was finishing up the potato salad.
"Yes." I assured her. "And I even got some diced peaches so they could have something sweet."
She turned to me and smiled. "You were a great father. Still are." She walked over to me and kissed me.
"And you, were a wonderful mother. Still are." I kissed her fourhead and pulled her to the living room to sit on the couch. We looked around at the pictures that were sitting on the fireplace mantle, hanging on the walls and the family portrate above the fire.
"I can't believe how much they have all grown." Bella whispered.
"I know." I sighed and pulled her close to me.
We were only able to sit au a few zaidi dakika before the doorbell rang.
Bella got up and reached the door before I could even stand. "Alicen." She pulled her into a hug.
"Hey, Mom." Alicen smiled and hugged her back.
"Taylor." She hugged Alicen's husband.
"Oh, let me see her." She took 4 mwezi old Kelsey out of Alicen's arms. "She's getting so big."
"Yeah." Alicen alisema softly, and wiped the hair on the juu of her daughter's hair. "I remember when Alex was little like this."
"What about me?"
"Alex." Bella gave him a one armed hug, Kelsey still in her arms.
"Hey, Mom." He smiled.
"Dad." He held out his arms, my smirk on his face.
I laughed and grabbed him in a hug.
"Hey, Edward." She smiled.
"Kaylin." I smiled and took her in my arms. It was amazing how much she looked like Alex. A carbon copy.
Eli and Josh arrived with Brayden, the whole reason everyone was comming over. Brayden was turning one. Emmett had been estatic when he leaned he was going to have a grandson and Rose was just happy to be a grandmother.
The same with Bella and I. We didn't much care what we were given, just to have grandkids to spoil.
Alice and Jasper soon after arrived with Sophie from college and her new boyfriend Carson.
"How's college going?" I asked her after dinner. She had stepped outside alone and I followed. I had been able to get pretty close to Soph, and I was glad she had been aliyopewa someone to talk to.
"Good." She simply said.
"Okay." I sighed. "What's wrong."
"Mom and Dad are going to kill me." She put her face in her hands.
"And why is that?" I asked.
She didn't say anything after a moment. She looked up, let out a breath and said. "I'm pregnant."
I could help but laugh. "Seriously?"
"It's not funny Uncle Eddie." she huffed.
"It's funny that wewe think your mother is going to kill you. She's going to be so excited wewe will the she is on crack."
"I always think that." She laughed. "That's not the problem. The problem is, I still have a mwaka of college left.
I put my arm around her shoulders and pulled her into a hug. "You're strong Soph. Just like your mother. Just like Bella."
"Bella?" She looked up at me.
"Yeah. She had Alicen when I was away for a mwaka of training. Raised her for 3 months kwa herself."
"Yeah. With your mothers help. But that's beside the point. She was in college with a new born. And she made it. She even went back after that."
"You really think I can do this?"
"I know wewe can."
She smiled and hugged me. "Thanks Uncle Eddie."
"Okay, losers." Emmett bellowed through the now open door. "Get inside and talk to people outside your chess club."
"I don't even know how to play chess, Uncle Em." Sophie chuckled.
"I could teach you." I told her. She looked at me dumbfounded. "I'm kidding. I don't know how to play either."
She laughed and hooked her arm in mine, leading us back inside.
"What was going on?" Bella whispered when I sat back down.
"I think Sophie should tell you." I cleared my throat at Soph and raised my eyebrows.
She sighed and stood up. "Everyone." She stopped the chatter. "Okay, this is really hard for me to say and I'm hald scared at what wewe two will think of me." She directed to Alice and Jasper. "Mom...Dad...I'm...."
"Deep breath." I told her. Everyone looked at me but back at her when she let out the breath.
"Ahhhhhh!" Alice was the first one up, hugging Sophie while Jasper sat there, shock written all over his face. "I'm so happy for you!" Alice kissed her cheek.
"Thanks, Mom." Sophie smiled. "Dad?"
Jaspers eyes looked up at her then at Carson. I know exactly what he is thinking. "Jazz." Alice hit his shoulder.
He stood up clearing his throat. He started at smile at Soph, and that's all it took. Sophie hugged him, her eyes watering. "I upendo you, Dad." She told him.
"I upendo wewe too, Soph. Always have."
"Always will." She finished. It had always been there 'thing'.
Everyone had their rounds with congradulations, the girls 'eek'ing and laughing.
"Are wewe sure wewe can keep them tonight?"
Alicen and Alex were handing Kelsey and Kaylin to us.
"It wouldn't be the first time we have takin care of a baby, wewe too." Bella huffed. "I got this."
Alex and Alicen laughed, giving Bella their huggs goodbye.
"We upendo you." Alex, rested his chin on her head.
"I upendo wewe too, my big baby." She smiled.
He laughed and kissed her on the cheek. "Bye, Dad." he gave me a quick hug.
"See wewe guys tomorrow." Alicen hugged us both and kissed Kelsey on the head. Bella POV
"I forgot how much easier it was when they don't talk." I giggled as we climbed into bed.
"I know." Edward chuckled and pulled me against his chest.
"I remember what started everything. I can't believe how long zamani it all was." I told him. FlashBack
I couldn't believe it...I was pregnant with HIS child. I sat down on my kitanda and tried to process my thoughts. When I closed my eyes, I just saw my baby,our baby, in his arms looking up at him with beautiful green eyes, just like his. I heard Alice knock on my door and come in.I looked over at her and she rushed to my side, looking at my puffy red eyes.
"Bella, what's wrong?"She asked, taking my face in her hands. I got up and walked over to my bathroom and grabbed the pregnecy test.When I turned around she was behind me and she snatched the test out of my hand. She looked at it and gasped.
"Bella...."was all she could say. I sat down on the toilet seat. She stood there for a couple of dakika and just looked at the pregnancy test before she came and squatted before me.
"Bella, who's the.....father?"She asked me,I think she already knew, but wanted to be sure. I looked at her and the tears started to flow again.
"Edward."I said, my voice barely above a whisper. Her eyes got wide.
"Are wewe going to tell him?"She asked me. I shrugged my shoulders, got up and layed in bed. Twelve Months Later
"Bella,"Edward began to say as he put Sin to kitanda for the first time."Why didn't wewe tell me?"He asked me and turned toward me. I sat down in the rocking chair and sighed.
"I didn't know how wewe would react."I admitted.He walked over to me and pulled me up out the chair, wrapping me in his arms. I hugged him back and leaned into him, taking in his scent that I missed so much.
"Bella,I upendo her so much. She's...perfect and so beautiful, just like her mother."Her whispered to me and kissed the juu of my head.
"I upendo wewe Bella."He alisema to me. I sighed knowing that he only meant it in a platonic way and we wouldn't be zaidi than Marafiki and co-parents.
"I upendo wewe too Edward."I alisema back to him.... Present
"And to think we were both wrong." He kissed my ear. "You loved me all along. And I loved you."
"All this time." I smiled.
He sang his song to me, whispereing it to me in my ear. so, come on get higher
loosen my lips
faith and desire
in the swing of your hips
just pull me down hard
and drown me in love
I miss the pull of your heart
I taste the sparks of your tongue
and I see angels and devils and god when wewe come on
hold on. hold on.love
sing sha la la love.sing sha la la love
it's all wrong.it's all wrong.
it's all right cause everthing
works in your arms
And it did. Everything always worked. All for the upendo of Sin. All for the upendo of Alex. All for the upendo of Family.
So, NeeNee wrote the flashback. I copied and pasted it so all the rights to the flash back go to her.
Bella and Edward 50-52
Rose and Emmett 53-55
Alice and Jasper 42-43
I really enjoyed uandishi this and it sadens me to know that this is the last one ever. *sigh* I had a lot of fun with the story and I'm very glad wewe all liked it. I hope wewe treat my new story with as much upendo as wewe did this one. upendo Always~ Alexis